Global Patent Index - EP 0442554 B1

EP 0442554 B1 19940105 - Method and device for performing an accurate cutting operation near the knee joint of a leg of a slaughtered animal.

Title (en)

Method and device for performing an accurate cutting operation near the knee joint of a leg of a slaughtered animal.

Title (de)

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zum Ausführen eines genauen Schnittes nahe dem Kniegelenk eines Beines eines geschlachteten Tieres.

Title (fr)

Procédé et dispositif pour effectuer une opération de coupe précise près de l'articulation du genou d'une patte d'un animal abattu.

Publication

EP 0442554 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 91200165 A

Priority

  • NL 9000228 A
  • NL 9002470 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0442554A1] A method and device for performing an accurate cutting operation near the knee joint of a leg (25;154;192) of a slaughtered animal, in particular a bird, the device comprising mechanical means, such as conveying elements and guides, for handling the leg, and cutting means, such as rotary or stationary knives for performing the cutting operation, e.g. for making an incision prior to scraping off meat of a bone or for cutting through the leg. With the device, the desired cutting accuracy is obtained by using mechanical positioning means which operate on the kneecap of the leg, which is preferably bended in the knee joint in its natural bending direction by bending means. The positioning means may comprise one or more supporting elements (94;164;216,218) with a stop edge, which can be moved along the thigh of the leg to against the kneecap. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7

A22C 21/00; A22C 17/00

IPC 8 full level

A22C 17/06 (2006.01); A22C 21/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

A22B 5/0058 (2013.01); A22C 21/0023 (2013.01); A22C 21/0076 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE DK ES FR GB IT NL

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0442554 A1 19910821; EP 0442554 B1 19940105; DE 69100902 D1 19940217; DE 69100902 T2 19940511; DK 0442554 T3 19940221; ES 2049076 T3 19940401; JP 2002171899 A 20020618; JP H04211323 A 19920803; US 5173077 A 19921222

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 91200165 A 19910128; DE 69100902 T 19910128; DK 91200165 T 19910128; ES 91200165 T 19910128; JP 2001307153 A 20011003; JP 2932991 A 19910130; US 64758091 A 19910129